Saturday, 19 September 2009

Chutney Garden 2

It was strange having a garden blog with no garden. When I moved out of my house in February, it was sad because the garden as I knew it will never exist again. I am really glad that I documented so much. It will be lovely once we have completed the renovations and I have managed to save a lot. But the fringe benefit was that I got to start all over again with a new space in my rental home. When I arrived here, there was no garden per se but lots of space. The house belongs to my godparents and I knew it well as a child. My godfather grew hybrid hibiscus and it was nice to start developing the space again. Almost all of what I have grown has either come from the old house or has been grown by piece or seed on site.
The fruit trees are an exception. The garden has a lovely cocoa tree which is constantly raided by the squirrels and the parrots, we also have a superb pollock avacado tree, a big julie mango, a sapodilla, a lime, and a soursop tree.



These are just a few of things that were in bloom this morning. I was shooting with the 50mm, 1.8 lens but it really was too bright. Everything is just slightly blown out. But I quite like the boozy feel.

This orchid is on my porch. It is new. I can't help myself when it comes to orchids, but looking after them is a bit like baking. It requres a lot of precision which I do not always have. So when I do have an orchid in bloom, it's a big thing!

4 comments:

michej said...

So glad to be reading about your gardens again! and great to be seeing your shots in Maco too....
great work!!
miche

Nan said...

Ooooh, it's good to read your blog from all the way here in Jolly England! My sister Ailis gave me an orchid, and it's on my kitchen windowsill catching the southerly rays, and I love it! I may steal one of your pics to use as my laptop desktop. Got internet today! Yay!

Annie Paul said...

hey, glad to be reading you again! wish you and your garden were here in Ja!

Town Mouse said...

Oh, all gardens change we just don't notice it as much when we're there all the time.

What fun to run across your blog while trying to figure out who to vote for in the Blotanical awards...